Not all my interviews were from vendors at the Catholic Marketing Network, Alex Jacobs of Three Planets a web service I use lives in Chicago and he stopped by.

It’s a great pleasure to finally meet someone you known for years in person. If you’re interested in his services (and you should be) you can find him here.

Generating visitors from search engine results is big business. In fact, competition is fierce when it comes to gaining a high placement on the almighty Google search results. Even a website that covers a niche subject will find it hard to stand out from like-minded businesses.

However, there are a number of steps that can be made that will help with pushing your website up the Google search rankings. Some of these are easy such as changing the image file names, while others will require plenty of dedication like producing regular blog content.

With that said, read on for five big steps to optimizing your website for SEO.

  1. Conduct keyword research

Relevant keywords that match your website’s subject matter will help boost attaining targeted visitors. As for how to conduct keyword research, there’s many detailed guides out there to offer assistance in that regard. Although utilizing Google AdWords is a good starting point.

  1. Implement those keywords

Once you’ve done that research, you need to place those keywords within your content! With that said, it is vital that you do this in a subtle fashion. Shoving in keywords in a ham-fisted way will not only spoil the overall quality of your content, but Google will also not appreciate this blatant keyword stuffing – to the point where they might punish your website when it comes to its search engine ranking position.

  1. Deliver beneficial content

Great content is going to draw in visitors for various reasons. Engaging and well-produced content is going to help retain customers. Such content is going to be shared by those that enjoyed it. Google appreciates such content and will push it up their search results.

As for producing rich content, ensure it is grammatically correct, enjoyable to read and full with visual content such as pictures/videos that will capture the reader’s attention.

  1. Change page titles and image file names

These might be seemingly small changes, but they can produce a big impact. Changing your page titles from something generic to ones that contain keywords will help with being spotted by search engines, as will changing the image file names in a similar fashion.

If you need help with fine-tuning your site or with any of the other aforementioned points, don’t be scared to hire someone to help. If your website is on the WordPress platform for instance, get in a professional WordPress Developer to check your website. After all, they might be able to spot beneficial changes that you have previously overlooked.

  1. Speed it up

Slow performance is a curse that nobody wants to suffer from with their website. If a site hasn’t loaded in a swift fashion, it can lead to potential visitors giving up within a couple of seconds and going to a competitor’s content instead. It goes without saying that is a bad thing for a number of reasons. To add to the bad news, Google is also punishing websites that are slow to act. Thankfully, you can make use of PageSpeed Insights to identify and rectify those speed-related issues.

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010

At CPAC 2017 I interviewed a lot of people about what they wanted to see and there were two things that were desired overall that I highlighted in my final post

The only thing that matters in the long run is this: Is Donald Trump going to deliver on these big issues (Obamacare and the Wall) that he highlighted during the campaign?

If this administration can’t answer yes, he is in danger of losing these folks and risks a primary, but if Donald Trump, in the end keeps his eyes on this prize, then these grass room activists are going to be with him when he needs them no matter what anyone in the media says.

As long as President Trump understand this fact, he’s going to do fine, and I have the distinct feeling that he does.

And so what did the GOP senate with a chance to pass the repeal of Obamacare do?

Broken Promise: GOP-Run Senate Votes Down Clean Repeal Of ObamaCare, 45/54

Allahpundit has it pegged:

The demise of the 7-year promise to repeal Obamacare is just the latest twist of the knife that Republicans have delivered to advocates of limited government. It’s a reminder that for all the shouting, the United States only really has one party: the party of big government. Democrats expand government when they’re in power, and Republicans cry foul when they’re in the opposition. But when Republicans gain power, they either expand government in their own way (as President Bush did with the Medicare prescription drug bill and No Child Left Behind federal education power grab) or merely preserve Democrats’ gains until Democrats can regain enough power to expand government some more.

It looks very much like the Tea Party was quite correct to distrust these dishonest and dishonorable leeches.

I think the time has come to start to start putting Mike Rogers’ of Granite Grok plan into effect:

The time to take over the GOP (state by state) or set up a real third party (let’s call it the conservative party, like NY state), is NOW, after a historic election that demonstrated the ineptness of the “Wizards of Smart”.

The time NOT to talk about and vote for a third part candidate, or stay home and pout about rules that work against you is DURING an historic election, when one of the evils is immeasurably worse than the guy you can’t quite warm to.

If we successfully set up a conservative party, and win some seats, we can choose to align with Republicans or even endorse their candidate as a tactical matter on a vote by vote basis.

I think the first step is to run pro-repeal candidates as primary opponents to sitting GOP senators and congressmen and if they are defeated or rejected by the GOP then the very moment that the 2018 midterms are done to start setting up those conservative parties.

Until the GOP sees consequences for this betrayal it will not change.

One irony, it will be the GOP party but not Donald Trump who will suffer for this betrayal, and deservedly so.


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